Birmingham Labour: The Positive Offer 2016

Brum Positive Offer Launch - 25 April 16

  This morning I was delighted to help launch Birmingham Labour’s Positive Offer for Local Government ahead of the Council elections on Thursday 5th May 2016.   You can read a copy of the Positive Offer document by clicking on the front cover below.   Here I am launching the Positive Offer document this morning: […]

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Statement on news that Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School have been rated good

  Great news; Nansen Primary and Rockwood Academy, formerly Park View, have both been removed from Special Measures and are now rated “good” by Ofsted. Here’s my statement:   “This is great news for both Nansen and Rockwood Academy and recognises the hard work of so many at the schools and in our local community.” […]

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Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath

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News from Liam Byrne MP – Immediate Release Labour united on plan for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath The Labour Party frontbench has given its full support to Liam Byrne’s campaign for 3,000 jobs at the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath. This week Labour’s shadow Rail Minister, Andy McDonald MP proposed an amendment […]

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Liam Byrne statement on decision to take IPSA to tribunal

  Statement from Liam Byrne MP on decision to take IPSA to tribunal in dispute over literature sharing contact details and surgery times:   “I get paid to go to work to serve the people of Hodge Hill – and nothing is going to stop me staying in touch with the people who pay my wages. […]

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Gear Up 4 Work

Dear friends, I thought you might be interested in an exciting opportunity for 16-25 year olds called Gear Up 4 Work starting in the week commencing 21stMarch 2016 in Birmingham. Gear Up 4 Work is a six month training programme for 16-25 year olds Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETs) who are struggling to […]

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Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath – 23 February 2016

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Liam briefs the media at the Washwood Heath site. Byrne wins bid for 3,000 jobs at Washwood Heath   MPs have demanded that High-Speed 2 change its plans for the old LDV Alstom site in Washwood Heath to allow 3000 jobs to be created – 10 times more than the original plan.   The “instruction […]

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Update from Birmingham City Council on Small Heath School Situation

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you the following update I have received today from Birmingham City Council on the situation at Small Heath school. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place […]

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Photos from Health Centres Summit – Friday 22nd January

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Dear friends, Today I hosted a Health Centres summit with Birmingham’s NHS leaders as well as the Council, Jobcentre and third sector groups to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. Here are a few photos from the summit:

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Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits

Photograph of Liam Byrne with Evelyn Tustin

**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             15/01/2016 Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits Liam Byrne MP has today pledged to continue fighting the government’s plans to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those with a disability. The most recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that this cut will affect up to […]

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January 15th, 2016